Department of Agriculture
United States Forest Service
Tahoe National Forest
Trail of Tragedy: The Excavation of the Donner Party Site
AVA19387VNB1 - 1994
For many years a plaque has marked the spot where the donner party presumably spent their tragic winter of 1846-47 trapped by the heavy snows of the Sierra Nevada. The Tahoe National Forest working with archaeology students from the university of Nevada.